Executive Director’s Message – April 2024

As we enter the spring months, it's a time of recognition for the invaluable contributions of our healthcare professionals. We honor child life specialists, Doctors' Day and National Nurses Week during this time. At the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, our team is instrumental in making our cancer treatment facility world-renowned.
 
From the moment you reach out to us, through your treatment journey and into survivorship, our priority is your care and well-being. Our experts and compassionate staff are committed to supporting you every step of the way.
 

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute are Experts in Treating Oral, Head and Neck Cancers

April is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. The physicians at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute are experts in treating this serious disease. Head and neck cancers are effectively treated with proton therapy, sometimes in combination with other treatment methods, delivering highly precise radiation to the cancer, while sensitive structures like the jawbone, salivary glands, eyes and spinal cord receive less radiation.

March is Child Life Specialist Month and the Institute is Taking Child Life Care Into the Future

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute’s pediatric program is built on the recognition that successful pediatric care involves far more than high-speed particles and advanced physics. Our pediatric program places equal emphasis on the overall well-being of our young patients and their families, ensuring a holistic approach to their healthcare journey.

Brain Cancer

Survivor Spotlight: Abbie (Dunn) Few

In April, Abbie (Dunn) Few and her husband Mike celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary. The anniversary is more than a celebration of marriage for Abbie and her family. It’s a reminder that Abbie is thriving and moving forward after a brain cancer diagnosis in 2013.

Go Grey in May for Brain Cancer Awareness

This month is dedicated to supporting, empowering and amplifying the voice of the brain tumor community, and grey is the ribbon color for the awareness month.

Proton Therapy News Brief Roundup

Catch up on the news and developments at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute.

  • UF Radiation Oncology Seminar
  • High School Students Visit the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute
  • NAPT Conference 2024



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Community Calendar

Mark your calendar and join us when we are in a town near you or online.

For patient events at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, Go to For Patients & Families for details.

UF Proton in the Community - 5th Annual Cars for Cancer Car Show
Saturday, June 01, 2024 @ 10am - 2pm

15022 Max Leggett Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218 – Parking lot of BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute will be out in the community sharing information about the benefits of proton therapy for over 20 types of cancer. Come out and meet us, while you enjoy this free car show and other family activities hosted by the Duval Car Club Cancer Awareness organization.

For More Info: Contact Christina at 904.831.4034 or education@floridaproton.org, or go to https://www.dccca23.org/events.html for event details.

What is Proton Therapy? – Flagler Palm Coast Kiwanis Club
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 12pm

Presentation by: Christina Mershell, Business Development Coordinator

Pine Lakes Golf Club, 400 Pine Lakes Pkwy, Palm Coast, FL, 32164

Who can benefit from proton therapy? What types of cancers can be treated with proton therapy? UF Proton Therapy Institute will be joining the Kiwanis club to share the benefits of proton therapy and updates in the research that is leading to a better quality of life for many cancer survivors.

For More Info: Contact Christina at 904.831.4034 or education@floridaproton.org

The Promise of Proton Therapy – Kiwanis Club of St. Marys
Monday, June 17, 2024 @ 12pm

Presentation by: Christina Mershell, Business Development Coordinator

St. Marys United Methodist Church, 106 East Conyers Street, Saint Marys, GA 31558

Proton Therapy offers the promise of an effective cancer treatment with fewer side effects for over 20 different cancer diagnoses. Join us as we share the history of proton therapy and what the research shows for the future of treatment for cancer patients.

For More Info: Contact Christina at 904.831.4034 or education@floridaproton.org

Proton Therapy for Breast Cancer – Being a Woman Breast Cancer Support Group
Thursday, June 27, 2024 @ 7pm

Presentation by: Christina Mershell, Business Development Coordinator

Virtual Meeting Registration: https://bit.ly/bcsupportgrp

What is proton therapy and can it be used to treat breast cancer? Join the conversation with UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and a breast cancer survivor treated with proton therapy. Discover who can benefit the most from proton therapy and bring all your questions to this Q&A session.

For More Info: Contact Christina at 904.831.4034 or education@floridaproton.org

Benefits of Proton Therapy – Kiwanis Club of St. Petersburg
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 @ 12pm

Presentation by: Christina Mershell, Business Development Coordinator

St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Avenue, 2nd floor, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Who can benefit from proton therapy? What types of cancers can be treated with proton therapy? The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute will be joining the Kiwanis club to share the benefits of proton therapy and updates in the research that is leading to a better quality of life for many cancer survivors.

For More Info: Contact Christina at 904.831.4034 or education@floridaproton.org

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The Precision Newsletter is an electronic-only publication that is distributed by email. Each issue is sent periodically to patients, alumni patients and friends of the University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute. As the official newsletter of the Institute, the content is compiled and prepared by our communications

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